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Hi what is acne?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Clogged glands: Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.
Last updated Jan 27, 2015

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